Wednesday 27 April saw the kick-off of two other exhibitions by Palestinian artists. Both art exhibitions focus on visual art yet they are incredibly different. As such, they showcase the beautiful diversity of the Nablus festival and the broader Palestinian culture. These exhibitions will run until the end of the festival, so no worries if you haven't walked in so far: there are a few days still to watch, experience and learn. 
The exhibition at the beautiful French Institute holds a rich variety of art, with ceramics and mosaics as well as paintings and even accessories. The artist, Mais Rosl Abu Sa'a - Takruri, has specialised in interior decoration and this is very notable in her use of materials and colours. Mais paints on glass, with oils, watercolours and acrylics. The accessories she creates are all made of recycled materials - from the skin of lemon and grapefruit to recycled metals and coins - and they are all FOR SALE for very democratic prices! 
The exhibition at the Hamdi Manko Center is really one of a kind. The artist Ehab Naniesh is an immensely talented tattooist based in Nablus who now shares his art with us in a very different fashion. His work, entirely in black and white, is at once worldly and intimate, sharp and soft.
Organized By
Project Hope Nablus Municipality

Main Sponsors

Ministry of Culture A M Qattan Foundation Al-kamandjati Bank of Palestine
Kia  Trust International Insurance United Motor Trade Palestinian Performing Arts Network
PCP Music Harvest    
An-Najah National University  Nablus Foreningen Stavanger Kommune French Palestine Solidarity Association Amitie Lille-Naplouse
Nedco Ethno Palestine Médecins Sans Frontières Nablus-Initiative Nuremberg Lucky Babe
Dar Al Funoon Al-Yasmeen Hotel MCRC   Abna'a Um Saa'd Forum Nablus Governorate
Boulder Nablus Le Philistin Social Development Center Palestine Festival Of Literature The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
The Danish House In Palestine Danish Film Institute Filmlab Palatine Representative Office of Denmark Bait Al Sham restaurant and hotel
Najah Broadcasting Channel Nablus Cultural Center Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum Yafa Cultural Center Tariq Al-Mahabe Radio
Zatoun Firefly International Diwan Voyage Karakeeb media production Qusra Municipality
Child Cultural Center Mariam Hashim Center For Culinary Arts Visit Palestine Al Sha'abeya Library Al-Ayyam Press
Dooz Kulturrådet Music Norway PalEvent Hebron Municipality
Saleem Afandi  Aez Hawwa' Nablus Circus School Najah News
Najah Voice Maan News Palestine TV